According to TSN, the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Toronto Argonauts 34-15 on Saturday in Canadian Football League action. With the victory, the Stampeders improve to 2-0 in the Western Division standings.
Even though the Stampeders are undefeated to start the year, they are still in third place in the West. That is because they had a bye week in week 2 and are two points back of the undefeated 3-0 Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Luckily for Stampeder fans, either the Eskimos or Blue Bombers will lose in week four because the teams will play against each other at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg on Thursday.
The Stampeders won on Saturday despite several injuries. Wide receivers Maurice Price and Nik Lewis were both injured. Price broke his hand in week one against Montreal and Lewis suffered a concussion in practice on Thursday. Meanwhile, the reigning most outstanding player award winner, running back Jon Cornish, suffered a concussion in the Stampeders' 29-8 week one win over the Alouettes.
In Saturday's win, Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was outstanding. Mitchell had 267 yards and four touchdowns. Jeff Fuller out of Texas A & M had two touchdown receptions, while University of Calgary Dinos product Anthony Parker of Vancouver, British Columbia had 101 yards receiving, a touchdown and 17 yards rushing. Parker was second on the Dinos in rushing behind another Dino product from Vancouver in Matt Walter, who had 43 yards.
Slotback Marquay McDaniel scored the other Stampeders touchdown. He caught a 13 yard pass from Mitchell to put the Stampeders up 30-12 in the third quarter.
On defense, Lin-J Shell led the Stampeders with ten tackles, while Glenn Love, Charleston Hughes and Juwan Simpson each recorded a sack. On special teams, Rene Paredes made two of four field goals.
Next up for the Stampeders is a home game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Game time at McMahon Stadium is 8 p.m. and can be seen on TSN.